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hypotonic

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adjective hy·po·ton·ic \ˌhī-pə-ˈtä-nik, -pō-\

Definition of hypotonic

  1. 1 :  having deficient tone or tension <hypotonic children>

  2. 2 :  having a lower osmotic pressure than a surrounding medium or a fluid under comparison <hypotonic organisms>

hypotonicity play \-tə-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun


Origin of hypotonic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1895


Medical Dictionary

hypotonic

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adjective hy·po·ton·ic \ˌhī-pə-ˈtän-ik, -pō-\

Medical Definition of hypotonic

  1. 1:  having deficient tone or tension <hypotonic children>

  2. 2:  having a lower osmotic pressure than a surrounding medium or a fluid under comparison <a hypotonic solution>—compare hypertonic 2, isotonic 1

hypotonically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "hypotonic"


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